Do people at firms with one/two offices (e.g. WLRK, Cravath, W&C, Keker) travel less or more than more global outfits?
How many of you have actually read the entire handbook? How long was it? What was the hardest or easiest part of the handbook for you?
Best way to bring up the sloppy work of paralegal w/partner? He doesn’t mind bc he isn’t super type A but I’m constantly spending hours cleaning up things she did wrong or can’t master (simple doc formatting..). She doesn’t see the urgency or importance of clean/mistake-free work & partner won’t reinforce anything I request/recommend.
If you have your dream job, what is it, how did you get there and why is it a dream? For those on the path, please feel free to contribute. Thank you.
Genuinely exhausted and hyper stressed by the impeachment proceedings and primary election process. But I need to follow the news for work- can't just ignore it. Any suggestions on how to deal?
Anyone start their career doing corporate/transactional work and now do something completely different?
I like my firm/boss, but hate the work my specific group specializes in, should I look to switch groups within firm? There’s no crossover in work between groups. What’s best way to approach with boss?
If you are an associate assisting on a file, you get cc’d on all emails and take time to read them and stay up to date, however you aren’t actually replying to the emails or doing any billable work. But you need to stay in the loop for when you need to eventually draft a document and know the facts. How do you record your time for these emails?
Want to try to get into plaintiff side employment law. My civil experience is limited to plaintiff side commercial litigation(federal). I also have prior prosecutorial experience. (Cont)
Where is the best place to see sample briefs? I’m looking for a guide to show a defendant met the minimum contacts test for jurisdiction
What do y'all think of the contingency fee model in commercial litigation? Does it work or not work? Any firms known to do it well?
Best part of having to wear a mask during depositions is getting to secretly make faces at opposing counsel when they ask stupid questions.
Please ensure all time is entered, finalized and released every 24 hours at an absolute minimum. Thanks
For partners in firms where associates handle entire cases from inception to trial: what goes through your mind when you pull an associate into your case to do your bidding despite that associate having had the glory of trial. I sometimes grapple with conflicted feelings in this issue.
Here's a perfect example of the hypocrisy of big law firms that are busy perpetuating social and racial injustices while simultaneously holding themselves out as champions of social causes. The partners of these firms should have a bit more foresight. https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.tampabay.com/florida-politics/buzz/2020/08/26/florida-pays-17-million-so-far-to-defend-felons-voting-law/%3foutputType=amp
Just moved to a floor without white noise machines -- you really never know what you had til its gone!
Per Diem rate for meals in the city I'm in is higher then what we are allowed to charge to the client. Can I write off the difference on my taxes?
How much time do you give yourself after waking up in the morning to get ready and ‘sign in’ to work/leave for work? I can be out the door in 15 minites but like to take my time and usually take an hour.
How to say no to a job offer? I just am not sold on the company and it moved super quick. Currently am not happy at my firm but want to shop around more
Is it a real thing that companies won’t hire you if you’re too young at completion of MBA? Even if you got into a good school?
When texting in the early stages of dating, do you text just to text or do you have a purpose for your texts? I just want to her to know I’m interested and engaged but not go overboard
Have you ever had trouble getting PTO to do an interview? I’ve said I have a medical thing and have a few doctors appts i need to fly back for. I’ve had two so far. My SM pulled me aside and said i
Trying to sell a summer house in Mexico (Cuernavaca) but local market is stuck with the covid economic downturn. Any tips on brokers/sites focused on americans looking for houses abroad?
Anyone interview / work for McKinsey analytics? Recruiter reached out to me. Any thoughts / opinions?
How did you negotiate remote wfh, need pointers for a conversation with my partner director. how did you word this conversation. Do’s and Dont’s
Have any of you asked for a higher salary at your firm? Did it work out? I enjoy working at my firm and have a good relationship with the partners but would like to match salary offers from others.
Had a final round at BCG on Friday. Feel like it went pretty well, still haven't heard back. Did I interview with the worst possible timing? Current events affecting decisions?
Trump’s efforts to suppress COVID19 info and rush our untested vaccines continues. His and Putin’s lackey, Caputo is now accusing CDC scientists of sedition. We need dump Trump on Nov 3, for the sake of our country. Folks who are not aware of Caputo - he actually worked for Putin as his PR consultant in Russia in early 2000s. Now his job is to sabotage the information coming out of CDC. Officially we have ~195k confirmed deaths but the number of excess deaths is over 250k (per Economist & NYT)
Urgent QQ: Vegas, can I stay inside security from B gates to C gates? Orig flight cancelled now have 30 min connect with 3 kids under 5. TIA
Anyone in NYC ever deal with bed bugs? What are your rights with your landlord. Been 2 months now and they haven't successfully fixed the problem 😡
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